Sunday, 20 December 2015

The Darkness & The River 68s, Bristol O2 Academy, 13th Dec 2015

Shot for Dalle APRF. 

This THE most packed gig I've ever seen at Bristol Academy - and a very welcome return to The Darkness in theSouth West, having last played Bath Pavillion in 2013. 

The River 68's had their blues drenched harmonies ringing through the venue, warming the audience with their summery West Coast melodies. 

Strutting on stage fully suited and booted, The Darkness ripped into 'Barbarian,' the explosive first single from their latest album "The Last of Our Kind," with their own lighting rig in full force and didn't slow down. 

Ever the charismatic showman, Justin Hawkins admitted that he'd never been so ill during a show, not that it dampened his performance any - in his impressive black and white striped suit, he cut a figure quite similar to Freddie Mercury. 

I've loved The Darkness since they first burst of Lowestoft in 2003, and could resist the chance to capture them in action. Welcome back lads, hopefully see you up the Steelhouse mountain! 

The River 68's

The Darkness

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Priest Unleashed - A Tribute to Judas Priest, The Fleece, Bristol 12/09/15

Supporting AC/DC tribute band, Hells Bells - Priest Unleashed were firing on all cylinders as they played to a packed Saturday night crowd, in a very sticky floored Fleece.

Fully decked out in leather and studs, the band stormed through a classic hits set with charisma to rival the proper band.

If you're in the South West and fancy a great night of metal, check out the band on Facebook for gig info near you:

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Skam, Texas Flood & Zepher, The Tunnels, Bristol - 15/07/15

The Bristol leg of Skam's 'Out Of Our Rockas Tour' (a UK Tour supported by bands from their label, Out Yer Rocka  Records). 

I've shot the band a couple of times before in this venue, so to get a different feel to the shots, I borrowed a Canon 5D MKIII and quickly realised I've been making gig photography harder for myself. Using my trusty Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, the wider angles the full frame sensor helped to get a more much varied selection of shots, with much more exposure range in a small venue with little change to the lighting. 

Cash donations are now being accepted...  ;) 

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Texas Flood: